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Offline Des

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Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« on: May 16, 2012, 08:15:24 AM »
Thought I would re-hash this model here on my new forum. There has been a lot said about the Academy Camel but I found it to be an alright kit, yes, it needed work as do most kits, but it built up to be a very respectable looking model. A full build log of this kit can be found on my website where I go into detailed descriptions on how I built the model. http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page32.html

The last photo show the engine detail with the prop off.

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 09:25:59 AM »
Des, it built up into a hell of a lot more than a "respectable" model.  This is a masterpiece.  She's truly brilliant, mate.
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Bud
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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 10:44:11 AM »
Outstanding Des. Another grand machine.

Paddy
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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2012, 11:31:17 AM »
A great looking model from a basic kit!!!

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 02:10:47 PM »
Another beauty from your hanger Des, immaculate. As per usual, the engine is a knockout ;)

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 05:46:32 PM »
Yet another Delatorre masterpiece, beautiful Camel Des, well done mate.

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 11:29:41 PM »
 Des,
She's still the best 1/32 scale Camel I've seen. Truly a Masterpiece I never get tired of seeing.
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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 12:55:52 AM »
Des,
Still a beauty and one of the best around! Thanks for bringing this one forward!
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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 01:34:28 AM »
She's simply beautiful Des and you've inspired me to shamelessly copy the marking scheme when I get around to building the kit as I like a Canadian connection to my models whenever possible. Now if I could just round up a set of those decals ...

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 01:41:28 AM »
Lovely model as usual, Des -

I like colour and marking scheme as well.

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 03:27:13 AM »
Hi Des,

Lovely work, it's far too easy to forget in the modern WNW world that some of these old kits can be made  top notch with just a little extra..... well lots of extra TLC too.

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 03:26:01 PM »
Thanks guys for all the nice comments.

I wanted to show this model again hoping that all those who have this kit in their stash will dig it out and give it a go, it requires a little bit of extra work but all in all it is a pretty good kit.

Here is the engine (two spark plugs per cylinder) and the scratch built instrument panel, a little bit of additional detailing turns this rather basic kit into an exceptional model on par with the best of them.

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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2012, 10:35:06 PM »
Des, always a joy to see your work and get the boost to ones inspiration that it brings. What is it about those marvelous engines that gets into ones blood? Your wood graining on the instrument panel sets off the business end. Are the bezels and instrument faces from the sources displayed on your website front page?

All lovely stuff. Many "thumbs up".  :)

Paddy 
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Re: Academy 1:32 Sopwith Camel F.1
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 12:20:12 AM »
Des,
   A "little bit of extra work" as you stated but definitely done by an extremely talented Modeler. Magnificent engine, and the Instrument Panel is beyond description, Your work is truly top of the talent scale and I'll be checking this one out on your Website, suspect I might even learn something!
Cheers,
Lance